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William Day Hanson in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of William Day Hanson of Bowden Derra, Lewannick, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William Day

Last name

Hanson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Magistrate Landowner

Birth town

Hammersmith

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

Bowden Derra

Town

Parish

Lewannick

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Launceston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret Mary

Last name

Hanson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lewannick, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Annie Florence

Last name

Hanson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

-

Birth place

Launceston, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Alice Isabel

Last name

Hanson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

-

Birth place

Launceston, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Rosalie G

Last name

Hanson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lezant, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Couch

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Cook (Domestic Servant)

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Halls

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Laundry Maid (Domestic Servant)

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Willis

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Housemaid (Domestic Servant)

Birth place

Gunnislake, Cornwall, England

About the 1881 England Wales and Scotland Census

When the 1881 census was taken on April 3rd, the total population of England, Wales and Scotland was recorded as 29,707,207. The First Boer War ended only weeks before the 1881 census.

As with any historical research, the golden rule of family history is to check the original record, or "primary source", wherever possible. We have provided clear images of the original census enumeration books for you to view once you've found the right family in the indexes.

When using census returns, once you have located your ancestor in the census, you should then view the original images to validate your findings. The image of the original document will also help you see the household in the context of surrounding households as all the information will be provided in one clear place, as it was originally written down.

The original documents would have been given to your ancestor several days before 3 April, and the head of household would have been asked to fill in the details for anyone who would have been residing at that address on the census date. If the head of the household was unable to read or write, the enumerator - a literate person who would be collecting the census forms - would help fill in the details. Because of this, however, you may note mistakes that were made, such as name spellings. It should also be noted that many people were often economical with the truth when it came to their ages.

Note: the census includes details of people resident in docked vessels and institutions such as prisons, workhouses, hospitals, and barracks, as well as individual households.

See the whole Hanson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Day Hanson and 7 other people

Hanson family summary

NAME
William Day Hanson
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lewannick, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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